Gain a broad foundation on the Education programme at The University of Edinburgh, or specialise your degree by choosing a Pathway in a particular area relevant to your educational and professional aims.
Through strategically-designed compulsory courses and a wide range of options, paired with guidance from our staff and in a lively and supportive student community, you will take part in social and philosophical reflection on the nature, value and purposes of education.
This broad programme can open up a similarly diverse range of career opportunities.
Past students have undertaken further study and doctoral research, while others have applied their knowledge and skills to a variety of education-related fields, from educational policy and administration and school teaching, to recruitment, charity-related educational research and political advisory roles.
You will graduate with a highly-regarded degree and transferable skills in areas such as communication and project management, which can be applied to roles in any field.
The following are examples of where our previous students have progressed to:
- work in educational policy (at local, regional, national and international level)
- work in educational administration (at local, regional, national and international level)
- advisors to politicians on educational matters
- international recruitment for higher education institutions in Scotland and for institutions or agencies around the world
- returning to teaching - primary, secondary schools, physical education or within ‘additional support’ contexts
- research work for charitable agencies related to education
- doctoral research (PhD)
community education practitioners
- Education Policy and the Politics of Education
- The Philosophy of Education
- Sources of Knowledge: Understanding and analysing research literature
- Conceptualising research: Foundations, assumptions and praxis
Optional courses are subject to change each year but have previously included:
- Autism and Developmental Disabilities
- Child and Adolescent Development
- Children and Technology
- Comparative Analysis in Education
- Comparative Education and International Development
- Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Training
- Gifted and Talented Youth
- Global Childhoods and Human Rights
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline.
- We may also consider your application if you have relevant employment or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.
International25300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home: £6,250
- International: £12,650
- Home: £8,335
- International: £16,870
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.